Friday, July 7, 2017

Making The Time To Write and Share

Wow!  I opened up my Blogger page and realized it's been 6 months since I've written anything (in this blog, at least).  So much has happened and so much time has passed.  It's not that I didn't have anything to say. People that know me know that, although I'm quiet, I always have an opinion and don't mind sharing and that I'm strong in my convictions.  The reason I haven't written is because I have been busy and it has moved down on my list of things to do.  I know I need to be better about it, but I just can't seem to "make" the time.

That's right, I said "MAKE" the time.  Because if it's not important, you can never "find" the time.  But if it's important, we can always "MAKE" the time. Maybe it's hasn't been important to me. Maybe I haven't really had anything significant to share.  Maybe, I've been a little lazy.  Who knows.  What I do know is, it's time to "MAKE" time to write and share.  I've begun reading Aaron Hogan's Shattering The Perfect Teacher Myth: 6 Truths that Will Help You Thrive  . In his book, he talks about the value of connecting and sharing your thoughts and ideas. He discusses the importance of finding what you need to excel and connecting with those that will support and challenge you.  Although I've been active on Twitter, it's time to start writing more.

So here it is!  My first post in over 6 months.  What do I have to say and share?  Probably not much except that I'm excited to head to the National Principal's Conference this weekend and connect with so many great educators and thought leaders.  I'm excited to see Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf share their awesome leadership talents in their Lead Like A Pirate session. I look forward to finally meeting Julie Smith and seeing her in her Master The Media action.  I'm excited to meet up with old friends and connect with new friends and most of all, I'm excited to be inspired again to write and share.  Big conferences and small EdCamps always inspire me.  I look forward to learning new things and getting "jacked up" for the rest of the summer and next year.

Finally, I want to share something that Angela Watson shared during her #TCT17 keynote.  I think I've seen it before because Jon Spencer shared it over a year ago, but it reminds me to "Quit Wearing Busy Like A Badge of Honor".  Check it out!

 I will work to be better. Have a great summer.

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